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ERIC Number: EJ1080467
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0884-9153
Does Federal Financial Aid Policy Influence the Institutional Aid Policies of Four-Year Colleges and Universities? An Exploratory Analysis
Hossler, Don; Kwon, Jihye
Journal of Student Financial Aid, v45 n3 Article 6 2015
There is a dearth of empirical work that examines the relationships between federal financial aid policy and institutional financial aid priorities and expenditures. This study uses Resource Dependency Theory to explore whether changes the amount of financial aid awarded by colleges and universities during the last fifty years are best explained by changes in federal financial aid policy or by demographic and economic shifts. The results suggest that shifts in federal financial aid policy and in the economy have influenced the amount of institutional financial aid, but indicate that more research is needed on this important topic.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: American Recovery and Reinvestment Act 2009; Economic Opportunity Act 1964; Higher Education Act 1965; Higher Education Act Amendments 1986; Higher Education Act Amendments 1992; Higher Education Act Amendments 1998; Middle Income Student Assistance Act; Pell Grant Program
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A